June 03–An Eldon truck driver suffered moderate injuries in a one-vehicle crash caused by a tire failure Friday afternoon in Miller County, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.
Lawrence L. Penserum, 53, was driving a 2002 Mack truck at approximately 1:00 p.m. on June 2, 2017 heading southbound on MO-87, roughly 2032-feet north of Sparks Road when the crash occurred.
According to the report, the vehicle experienced a tire failure which caused the truck to travel off the left side of the roadway, striking the ground and a fence, before overturning into a creek.
Penserum, listed as wearing a seat belt, was transported by private conveyance to SSM St. Mary’s. The truck was listed as totaled.
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